New York's Calling

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Someone said the news coverage of Trump's 2016 Presidential campaign was easily the equivalent of hundreds of millions of dollars in media buys. It didn't matter what the story line was – “canny, media- savvy real estate developer with the Midas touch turned billionaire” or “race-baiting misogynist trailing a dismal history of bankruptcies” – everything about the guy seemed larger than life. Sheer spectacle.
And it was great for the bottom line of the media organizations that covered the guy 24/7. There were eyeballs, ratings, ad sales, and career opportunities galore. I'm not saying journos were craven, they were just “feeding the machine” and the volume was over-the-top. We couldn't get enough.

If I had to boil it down, it might look like this:

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Or it might look like this:


New York's Calling

New York's calling
There's a story in play
Who's gonna own
What the President say?

New York's calling
Man's in the Tower
He can't talk now
'Cause he's getting a shower.

New York's calling
New York's calling To you.

We got producers
We got the shooters
We got the AP's
Did you get the looters?
You all crass
You all blame
You set the world on fire
And the House is in flames.

New York's calling
New York's calling To you.

New York's calling
You better understand
This is the story
Gonna build out your brand
If you can't be our dog
Just throw up a bone,
If you can't be our whore
Then don't come home.

New York's calling
New York's calling For you

There's a lot of places to land
You can claw up all the backs
And step on all the hands.
You the superstar power name
You might even get
Your own table at Elaine's!

So get your ass on the plane
That story we filed was so yesterday

New York's calling
New York's calling For you.

Mr. President?


from New York's Calling, released January 5, 2017
Peter Wyrd: Vocals
Brian Wyrd: Guitar
Johnny Wyrd: Bass
Jacky Wyrd: Drums
"New York's Calling" Mitchell & Wolfe
Recorded by Michael Arafeh at The Coffeehouse, Middletown CT, Produced by Michael Arafeh



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The Wyrd Brothers New Haven, Connecticut

In this age of overproduced shiny pop confections, "New York's Calling," is a bitter, yet necessary pill to swallow, and a raw and ragged testimony to the power of real rock and roll.

- Tom Guerra - Songwriter/Guitarist/Contributing Writer for Vintage Guitar Magazine.
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